IBM Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was extremely lengthy probably due to the fact that IBM carefully screens candidates. Went through 3 separate interviews first with one on one followed by group panel 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • How often would you be available for travel at a moment's notice?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The work location simply wasn't convenient in terms of commute. During the initial interview process there was no mention of the downtown location other than IBM had various sites from which to choose.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Delhi, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at IBM in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initially staffing agency shortlisted and forwarded resume then a personal interview and then just 1 more final interview regarding package

    Interview Questions
    • Explain about your previous IT Project   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at IBM in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    My last interview was internal, so moving laterally inside the company. It was fairly straightforward. He led off with general interest question, (where from, interests, etc). Most questions were about my previous roles, challenging situations I found my self in and how I resolved. Also some questions that appear to be HR scripted and required the box to be checked ("Do you like new technology", or something odd like that)

    Negotiation Details
    Internal interview, so lateral positions don't have much room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview to discuss the position and work environment.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiate. Offer was "as is".
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had only one over the phone interview, after this they called about 2 weeks later with an offer. Company gave me one week to answer the offer and one month to relocate. After arriving to location I was given a two week training on general IBM processes and specific project management processes

    Negotiation Details
    I could only negotiate the starting date, salary was not negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IBM in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3 different managers

    Interview Questions
    • Give a scenario where something went wrong on a project and how you turned it around   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dubuque, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in fall of 2010 at a technical services delivery center. I met a company rep at a job fair and he encouraged me to arrange an interview. The interview process was very professional. I caught a quick glimpse of the main floor, it's very open with short cubicles. In the interview there were fairly standard questions asked. The one takeaway I was able to gather was that coming in an an entry level employee they expect you to work as many hours as the job requires (travel, project tasks, etc). Work/life balance appears to be very poor and opportunity for advancement seemed questionable. But very impressive office space, it's incredibly green-friendly which I appreciated. Very fast-paced though.

    Interview Questions
    • What can you tell me about what we do here?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at IBM in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was a massive job fair - not happy with the time spent and the disinterested employees (not hiring managers) I spent some limited time with in a short, noisy ballroom with hundreds of other potential employees.

    The employee was much younger and snotty. She showed no concern whatsoever as a potential employee of IBM.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me specifics on survey research   View Answer
    • What business division are you interested in?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was detailed and extensive. Interviews included the hiring partner and various associates.
    Because each consulting candidate will be used for a large variety of customer engagements, expectations during the interview process is about finding the best candidates available.
    New hires are expected the sink or swim based on their own skills and knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you looking for in your next job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was firm with my request. There was limited negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IBM in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    ID contracting company used locally, most new positions going through that process as a filter. Understand the Organization within IBM you are applying to, try to locate someone within IBM to does that areas "growth plays". If you have link your current experience to those, it's leg up.

    Negotiation Details
    1 week, first offers are fair. so some but not much negotiation room. Understand the positions "brand level". This set salary ranges. Higher band = more room for Salary growth.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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